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[ bagpipes ] you can donate through the city of santa cruz. we've put a link to that website on cbs-sf-dot-com. ju >> scholarship fund has been set up in the fallen officers' names and you can donate through the city of santa cruz. we have put a link to that website on cbssf.com. just click on "news" and then look for coverage of this story. while most area law enforcement was in san jose, others put their grief aside to protect a community in mourning. kpix 5 reporter len ramirez on the ones who stayed behind and the mood in santa cruz right now. len. >> reporter: liz, ever since this double tragedy happened last week, there's been a tremendous outpouring of support from the law enforcement community and the community as a whole here in santa cruz. but today, while the officers were away mourning their fallen comrades, the criminal element apparently took advantage. just minutes after most of the region's law enforcement
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officers drove to san jose for services for the two murdered santa cruz officers -- >> tellers were pretty shaken up. >> reporter: -- three armed men robbed a bank of the best bank in nearby capitola. >> i couldn't believe someone was taking advantage of today. >> reporter: witnesses told police the robbers pointed handguns and escaped with an unnamed amount of cash. the timing was no coincidence. >> people know that a lot of the officers are going to be over there honoring the fallen officers. it's just really disappointing. actually, it's disgusting. >> reporter: several capitola officers were at the services, but even with minimum staffing levels, sergeant booth said he had enough officers to investigate the robbery and cover the rest of the city. next car to santa cruz, almost all of the officers were at the funeral next door in santa cruz, officers from salinas, the monterey county selves office and cal berkeley pd patroled the city and answered calls. santa cruz firehouses were backfilled by engines from
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neighboring cities like scotts valley. >> anything that the local and outside agencies can do to lessen the impact felt by the agency that has been effected is an honorable thing for any of us to do. >> reporter: but with thousands of santa cruz people at the services or watching live tv feeds like this one at the del mar theater, the atmosphere in the city was subdued. >> feels heavier, it feels just -- the vibe is just sad. it's just, uhm, yeah, it's -- it's very sad. >> reporter: and things are starting to get a little bit back to normal here. i just saw a couple of santa cruz fire engines drive right down here on pacific avenue to go back to their firehouses. meantime, the capitola police department continues to investigate that bank robbery. no suspects have been identified. live in santa cruz, len ramirez, kpix 5. as len mentioned, nearly all of santa cruz paused today to honor the fallen officers.
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many who couldn't make it to san jose gathered to watch a live broadcast at kaiser permanente arena. that was the original site of the memorial before planners realized it was simply too small. the clouds and ominous sign of what's to come, our day-long reprieve is about to end, but not for everyone. meteorologist paul deanno with more. >> there's a big difference in how much rain falls in the south bay more than inland. and north bay will have less. its all about your proximity to the upper level area of low pressure. check the rainfall at the coast. nothing falling right now in san mateo. and a shower is now over top of oakland and the bay bridge. the south bay which will be very wet this evening just a few scattered showers right now around san jose and milpitas. i'm watching this upper level area of low pressure off to the west keeping the rain offshore but some of it is rotating
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through right now. your rainfall totals, much more rainfall in the south bay this evening than what we are going to see up north towards santa rosa. details on your weekend forecast. wait until you see how warm we're going to get, coming up in a few. the woman killed by a lion at a central valley animal park died quickly of a broken neck. she was already dead when the 550-pound lion tossed her around its enclosure. for the first time since the attack, we're seeing where the woman died. >> our whole staff is -- it's just -- it's devastating. >> reporter: the director of the animal park where a 24-year- old intern was fatally mauled says he can't talk about the incident because of the investigation. >> we want to caution the public about the information they're hearing and ask everyone to refrain from conclusions until the investigation is complete. >> reporter: anderson couldn't talk about what happened but he did allow the media to the enclosure where the young
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intern died. but family and friends of diana hanson say she died doing what she loved. >> she was living her dream in that this was -- she got her dream come true. >> reporter: diana hanson's dream became her father's nightmare. since she was a little girl, she had always had an obsession with lions and tigers. she worked four years at a sanctuary in washington state while attending college. then in january, she started an unpaid internship at project survival's cat haven in fresno county. >> she was so happy when she got that internship and she was having so much fun down there. >> reporter: the only disappointment she said was that she wasn't allowed to get closer to her favorite cat, the 4-year-old lion couscous. it was against the rules for her to be in the enclosure. but yesterday, sometime after noon, she got into its cage. >> looked like she decided to go into the cage and that's i guess when the animal mauled her. >> reporter: another worker called deputies who shot couscous but could not save
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diana. >> can't believe that her life was cut short so early on. >> reporter: brad, diana's friend since elementary school, is stunned reviewing their texts from her 24th birthday two weeks ago. >> you're so close to my heart. to many more fulfilling years. >> reporter: just like diana's dad, he is trying to find comfort. >> it was her dream job. it makes her bearable that she died so happy. >> cal-osha is investigating whether hanson ignored orders or was performing a function that put her in danger. investigators will also focus on employee training. breaking news in san francisco. right now police are looking for the suspect in a shooting in the financial district. just about an hour ago, one person in a car was shot. it happened next toon apartment building on 38 bryant street just off the embarcadero. police say the driver of the car sped off and ended up here six blocks away at market and davis. the wounded man was taken to san francisco general. no word on his condition, but
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police still are searching for the shooter. we'll get you updates as we get them. other bay area headlines, a high-speed chase on highway 101 ends with the arrest of three burglary suspects. the men were spotted in san mateo then chased south into san carlos and then belmont. it all ended where a patrol car ran into the suspect vehicle. even though one of the suspects was armed, no shots were fired. a bicyclist accused of killing a pedestrian in san francisco's castro district last year has been ordered to stand trial. 36-year-old chris bukhari is charged with felony vehicular manslaughter. prosecutors say he ran a red light and stop sign before hitting the victim at castro and market last march. north korea making more noise about a nuclear strike. what their government is threatening to do that has the united nations' attention. >> if you can't broker deals try breaking bread. the menu for the president's new budget strategy.
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i had my first cigarette when i was thirteen. when i found out how bad it was, i tried to quit. but i couldn't. they say nicotine isn't addictive. how can they say that? threatened today to fire nuclear missiles at washington.. as a
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pre-emptive strike. the challenge came just before north korea threatened today to fire nuclear missiles at washington as a preemptive strike. the challenge came just before the u.n. security council passed tough new sanctions targeting the secretive nation's nuclear program. this is the fourth round of sanctions against the north. and this time, its tropickest ally china helped draft -- its strongest ally, china, helped draft the resolution. >> the strength, breadth and severity of these sanctions show the p5 and rest of the security council take seriously the north koreaian threat. >> these sanctions will bite and by the hard. they increase north korea's isolation. >> despite north korea's tough talk, it is widely believed the country is still far from capable of launching a nuclear warhead. well, president obama's trying a different approach to break the budget gridlock in
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washington. he is inviting republican lawmakers to dine with i am had. tara mergener on who has and hasn't made the invitation. >> reporter: they spotted paul ryan's democratic colleague arriving for lunch part of president obama's new strategy to break the gridlock in washington. wednesday night, the president invited a dozen gop senators out for dinner including bob corker. >> i don't think there's any expectation that something over the next month or six weeks is going to occur but i think it helped lay a foundation for constructive talks. >> reporter: the president is personally reaching out to republicans after the white house and congress failed to stop automatic spending cuts from taking effect. >> this is what most americans think should be happening all the time. the fact that this is a big deal tells you about the dysfunction in washington. >> reporter: republican leaders haven't been on the president's invite list this week but house speaker john boehner doesn't see it as a snub. >> after being in office now
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for four years, he is actually going to sit down and talk to members. i think it's a sign, a hopeful sign, and i'm hopeful something will come out of it. >> reporter: the white house insists reaching across the aisle has always been important to the president. >> the president has made clear since the election, since the inaugural, that he is interested in working cooperatively and together with members of both parties. >> reporter: next week, the president plans to make two separate trips to capitol hill to sit down with lawmakers. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. maybe good news for drivers but not everyone is happy about the new automated tool on the golden gate bridge. what the district has now decided to do with some of the tolltakers.
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a lotto ticket worth 33-million s sold at the heat somebody in the east bay, you hit the jackpot. the lotto ticket worth $33 million was sold at the heather farm shell station in walnut creek. the winner hasn't come forward yet but an employee there says the ticket was sold there. there were seven other tickets each worth more than $17,000. mobile5 and ken bastida live at the golden gate toll
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plaza where toll collectors received layoff notices today. this is the end of an era. >> reporter: it is. you have to go back to 1937 when the bridge opened, there were always tolltakers here every day that traffic came through, somebody there to say hi to, to give your money to. things have changed. now only about 30% of the people coming through the toll plaza tonight actually pay in cash anymore, and so it's time to get rid of the tolltakers. according to the district, there are 28 left and out of those 28, well, they found jobs for everybody except for nine. nine of those people got pink slips today including jackie dean who is absolutely devastated. >> i'm just disappointed. i have been here for 18 years almost 19 years on the bridge. i basically grew up here. and for this to happen to all of you it is a great disappointment -- for this to happen to all of us, its a great disappointment to myself and my coworkers, here through rain, sleet, snow and hail. >> reporter: wednesday, march 27, that's the date they will
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start the all-electronic toll taking. it will be the end of an era as you say. they figure they are going to save about $19 million over the next 8 years and they have quite a deficit running here on the golden gate bridge despite all the tourism and all the cars coming across. there's still a bus bridge district to operate and they think they can save almost $20 million if they enact this. we'll have to see what happens. reporting live from the golden gate, i'm ken bastida, kpix 5. just in time for college students who are swarming to south florida for spring break, swarms of sharks are gathering off the coast. this is hillsborough beach one of several closed by precaution. it's a common but frightening sight for this time of year. experts say the sharks are migrating north, probably gone by april. spring breakers don't go into the ocean anyway, partying by
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the pool. >> i need visual confirmation. >> not swimming weather here though. >> it is chilly and brisk. it's going to be the same tomorrow. look at the radar changes happening right now. this rain is finally moving inland. it's been at the coast all day long. but now we're beginning to see some showers work their way inland right over top of the bay bridge from treasure island back east to berkeley and oakland. you're getting wet right now right over downtown oakland, lake merritt. we are seeing the showers begin to build around san jose and campbell and also santa clara. and look at all that rainfall down towards santa cruz north all the way to half moon bay. so the radar getting more active. a little bit of blue sky toward mount vaca. you will see some showers off in the distance a little more ominous of a view. there's that shower right behind the bay bridge i wanted to show you on the radar. oakland 57, san francisco 52, san jose 53. and concord only 55 degrees. tonight 40, the big story is it
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will be raining for many of you tonight. here's the reason why. we have been tracking this since it was off the coast of oregon yesterday. now this upper level area of low pressure is making its closest pass to us over the next six hours. there it is, the counterclockwise swirl bringing up a lot of moisture and that's going to continue until about midnight tonight. upper low giving showers this evening and tonight. for some of you in the south bay, showers in the morning, but then the rain chance will be gone for a while. high pressure will build in giving us sunny skies by friday afternoon. chilly tomorrow though. but not chilly, it will be warm by the top of next week with widespread highs in the low 70s. so showers on the increase right now. rain will be done by tomorrow morning. but it will be wet at times for the morning commute especially in the south bay. through the weekend and next week, mainly sunny skies well into next week. so we are looking at mid- to upper 50s for highs tomorrow even if the rain clears out. it will be chilly. livermore 59, san jose 58.
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campbell 59, redwood city 57. concord 60, benicia 60. you're a couple of degrees warmer because i think you'll clear out sooner inland. sausalito morning showers but ample afternoon sunshine. speaking of sunshine, plenty of it this weekend. highs in the mid- to upper 60s. let's look at the extended forecast. highs in the low 70s for much of next week. kpix 5's roberta gonzales join us from the alameda county fairgrounds in pleasanton where the cold cloudy weather didn't keep golfers off the driving range. >> reporter: yes, you know, i believe every, single man who plays golf at least one of his fantasies, one, means going to the british open, playing in the british open and today the closest you're going to get to that is british weather. we are here at the alameda county fairgrounds at the driving range and the people are coming out in numbers today even though it's been cloudy and in fact, alex, our
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cameraman, is going to pan around. it's cloudy, overcast, sprinkles, and 53 degrees. the winds are under 10 miles per hour. we have had lots of rainbows out here some of these driving range the weather is kind of dicey, it's threatening looking. what brings you out here. they say now what is this they are like the postman whether it's raining or it's sunny or we have rainbow weather or even sleet, they are going to be out here teeing off practicing on their swings especially knowing that this weekend promises nothing but sunshine and warmer conditions. reporting live from mobile weather in pleasanton, roberta gonzales, kpix 5. we'll be right back. fore!
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facebook profile. ceo mark zuckerberg unveiled a new look for the site's opening page today. the news feed redesign features a new layout with bigger photos and other images. it will be rolled out gradually over the next few weeks. it's designed for better continuity between computers, tablets and smartphones. dozens of bay area renters could be facing eviction tonight after trusting the wrong man. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts here with a warning about rentals on craigslist which is very popular. julie. >> reporter: renters in santa clara, contra costa and san joaquin counties have learned the man they thought was their landlord will now do time convicted of grand theft in an elaborate rental scam that began with great deals on craigslist. >> he was like my knight in shining armor. he helped my family. and then he actually destroyed it because now we're living day to day and not knowing what is going to happen. >> reporter: and this is the man she is talking about, james
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troy wilson. convicted of renting vacant foreclosed homes to unsuspecting tenants. the santa clara county d.a. says wilson would fix up the homes, change the locks, post them on craigslist as the property owner. dixie has rented two different properties from him and was shocked to find out her current lease isn't worth the paper it's written on. her advice for anyone in the market for a rental? >> do a background check. check and make sure your realtor is legit. make sure that this man is really going to help you out and not take your money from you and run. >> and she stresses, if the deal is found to be too good to be true, it probably is. he was renting them for below market value. he faces a year in jail with time served and is on probation. his brother was arrested by hayward police on similar charges. before renting, do a property title check to make sure the
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owners are who they say they are whether or not you're renting on craigslist. call us if you have a consumer problem, 1-888-5-helps-u. >> so the first rental was legit -- >> reporter: they were both foreclosed homes. she didn't have a problem in the first rental. it wasn't until she got to the second rental she found something wrong. >> thank you. now for a look at what's ahead on the "cbs evening news." we have scott pelley in new york. scott? >> reporter: hi, allen and liz. great to be with you in the bay area. it is the worst pharmaceutical disaster in decades. 48 americans are dead, more than 700 have been injured. now for the first time, an insider will explain how a drug company went wrong. we'll break that story for you tonight on the "cbs evening news" at 5:30 right after kpix 5 news. c well, well, well. growing up, we didn't
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c commissioner calls it 'unreasonab new at 6:00 tonight, the proposed rate hike is so drastic, the state insurance commissioner calls it, quote, unreasonable. how much more you might pay for your policies if you're member of blue shield. plus -- >> i think it would change the character of berkeley, which i'm against. >> it would be the tallest building in that city. what the developers have already been given the green light to build and how their vision just goes up from there. those stories and much more tonight at 6:00. >> all right. thanks for watching us at 4:00. "cbs evening news with scott pelley" coming up next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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filin >> pelley: tonight the worst farm suitical disaster in decades. 48 were killed. 700 injure bide a contaminated drug. now we've learned how it happened. >> the company got greedy over-extended and got sloppy >> an insider explains how a drug company went wrong. floodwaters rise, snow falls and jim a confession in court solves the case of who attacked the director of the bolshoi ballet. liz palmer reports. and heroes return 150 years after their final battle. david martin on the mystery men of the "monitor." >> what secrets are locked behind that? we don't know. we'd love to.
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. a pharmacy called new england compounding center is under criminal investigation tonight. last fall, it shipped 17,000 vials of a contaminated steroid to 23 states. hundreds of people are still fighting horrific infections caused by the drug, and patients continue to die, the most recent just ten days ago. we've never heard from anyone inside new england compounding until tonight. a "60 minutes" investigation has discovered how a pharmacy not supervised by the f.d.a. came to ship toxic drugs across the country to unsuspecting patients. >> i've been in the hospital seven times, a total of 75 days. i've missed thanksgiving and christmas and my son's birthday.

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